SPSS is a computer program used for survey authoring, data mining, text analytics, statistical analysis, and collaboration & deployment. It is also sometimes called PASW (Predictive Analytics SoftWare).
SPSS may only be used for teaching and non-commercial academic research on computers owned or leased by Licensee, as well as home computers. Non-commercial academic research means research by degree seeking students and faculty members where (i) the results of such research are not intended primarily for the benefit of a third party; (ii) such results are made available to anyone without restriction on use, copying or further distribution; and (iii) any copy of any such result is furnished for no more than the cost of hosting, reproduction, and shipping. Any other use including but not limited to university administration and operations is strictly prohibited.
The Computer Labs on campus and our Virtual Lab (vlab) utilize an image which has the SPSS software already installed.
Service Home Page
Statistical Software Licensing and Purchasing
How to Request
SPSS/PASW Authorization/License Code
To obtain the SPSS/PASW authorization/license code, please use the self registration page. If you are off-campus it will be necessary for you to log into the NAU VPN before you will be able to access the pages. This applies to mounting the shares as well.
Installation Instructions for Departments, Faculty, and Staff
Note—Download information for the installation files will be included in the email you receive once you have successfully registered SPSS.
Cost / Pricing
ITS is currently subsidizing the cost of SPSS/PASW on campus; it is free for NAU faculty, staff and student use.
ITS provides licenses at reduced costs to help researchers on campus.
Faculty & Staff may call the ITS Solution Center at 928-523-1511 regarding any questions.
Students may call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 regarding any questions.
ITS personnel cannot assist with statistical interpretation. What we can do is help with errors resulting from problems with the statistical program in question. There may be times when you will be required to contact either SPSS or SAS yourself to resolve some issues. For more information please visit our Statistics Support page.
General Information Academic Computing also assists in survey processing and Faculty evaluation processing. ITS is able to supply (for a nominal charge) scan forms that you may employ in your survey based research.